UWF Men’s Cross Country Team Finishes 3rd at the FSU Invitational 8k Run

first_img Sept. 22, 2007TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The West Florida Cross Country teams participated in the Florida State University Invitational event, held on the Miccosukee Greenway in Tallahassee, Florida this past weekend. The Men’s team finished third behind North Florida and Tampa, while Nicholas Maedel (Fr. / Ridgeview, Fla.) finished 5th overall, covering the 8k (5 mile) run in 27:13. The Argos Women finished in 8th place, while Florida State University was the overall team champion in the 5k run. Margaret Harter (Jr. / Milton, Fla.) was the top Argo runner in 19:53 for the 5k race.Coach Matt Dobson was proud of both teams performances, “the girls had a good meet without Diana (Sitar) and Katherine (Ragia), and the guys did real well without Justin Gates. We are still where we want to be, and we are taking it one meet at a time. So far we are yet to run with 100% of our roster, and we are still scoring well. The kids are working real hard and every week someone is setting a PR.”In the Men’s event, Austin Richmond of Webber was the overall winner in 26:12, with North Florida taking the team championship in a score of 68, while the Argos scored 92.Rounding out the top five runners for UWF, was Junior Eric Mayes (Pensacola, Fla.) in 11th place (27:13), Freshmen Josh McEachin (Tallahassee, Fla.) in 21st place (28:07), Freshmen Jared Black (Tallahassee, Fla.) in 26th place (28:31), and Freshmen Reynolds Griner (Tallahassee, Fla.) in 29th place (28:54). McEachin, Black and Griner each had a little extra to prove as they were racing in their hometown. The finish place of the top five runners for each school adds up to their team score.”We have a lot of Freshmen that will be the future of UWF Cross Country. I knew that for this year, I had to have some Freshmen step up, and Nick (Maedel) is learning how to race and progressing very well for us,” explained Coach Dobson. Several other Freshmen are also running very well for the Argos so far this season.In the Women’s event, Pilar McShine of Florida State was the overall winner in 18:02 for the 5k run. Florida State won the event with a score of 31, while Tampa was second with 49. The Argos were running without Diana Sitar (Sr. / Las Vegas, Nev.) and Katherine Ragia (Jr. / Rounding out the top five finishers for UWF was Freshmen Kelli Midden (Boca Raton, Fla.) in 32nd place (20:21), Redshirt Senior Rebecca Thielemann (Dunnellon, Fla.) in 37th place (21:10), Freshmen Marisa DeFeo (Orange Park, Fla.) in 45th place (21:24), Freshmen Erika Anderson (Mobile, Ala.) in 47th place (21:28), and Senior Lindsey Failing (Pace, Fla.) in 53rd place (21:59).West Florida will be running next Saturday (September 29) at the Escambia County Equestrian Center, in the Gulf Coast Cross Country Stampede. The Event will feature some of the top teams in the Region, and will be a test for the young Argo runners. The Men’s 8k run begins at 7:30 AM, while the Women’s 5k run starts at 8:15.Other finishers for the men’s team at the FSU Invitational included; Freshmen Andrew Maedel in 35th place (29:10), Freshmen Scott Lydick in 36th place (29:12), Freshmen Sean Jansen in 44th place (29:31), Freshmen Tyler Stowell in 58th place (31:26), Freshmen Tyler Endicott in 59th place (31:25), and Junior Jordan Theuerkauf in 64th place (32:16). Print Friendly Version UWF Men’s Cross Country Team Finishes 3rd at the FSU Invitational 8k Run Sharelast_img read more

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MCSP Holds Gender Technical Update for PSEs

first_imgParticipants during a role play session.The USAID funded Maternal and Child Survival Program’s (MCSP) Human Resources for Health (HRH) project recently held a five-day gender technical update for 20 faculty members and preceptors from seven pre-service education (PSE) institutions in the country.The training was conducted from December 4-8 and coincided with this year’s just concluded observance of the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence campaign.Through role playing, group discussions and interactive games, participants in the five-day event explored key concepts on integrating gender into their workplaces and curricula by exploring topics such as: Understanding Gender and Social Norms; Gender-sensitive and Rights-based Care; Engaging Men in Sexual Reproductive Health Promotion; and Gender-based Violence.“It is very motivating to be together as educators, working through these issues and how to address them with our students,” said one participant from the Midwifery Training Program in the Southeastern Region.It is anticipated that MCSP/HRH staff, PSE faculty and preceptors will work with the regulatory bodies to develop standards that are gender sensitive with emphasis on sexual harassment and pregnancy.It is hoped that along with MCSP/HRH the PSE institutions will identify gender focal persons to create awareness in all supported schools, especially on gender-related standards, and will start discussions with the institutions to develop at least two policy documents focusing on sexual harassment and pregnancy as well as work with the schools to develop and implement a peer provider reproductive health/family planning program.The MCSP Liberia/HRH project is focused on strengthening midwifery and medical laboratory technician PSE in targeted institutions throughout the country as a part of USAID’s contribution to the health workforce program strategy for the development of a fit for purpose productive and motivated health workforce to help reduce maternal and newborn deaths.The PSE training institutions that participated in the gender technical update workshop comprised those with registered midwifery (RM) and/or medical laboratory technician (MLT) programs, including: Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts (TNIMA); Winifred J. Harley College of Health Sciences; United Methodist University (UMU); Mother Pattern College of Health Sciences; Esther Bacon School of Nursing and Midwifery; Phebe Paramedical Training Program; and Midwifery Training Program for the Southeastern Region.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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